tell me

  crystalineentity 16:32 01 Jan 2009
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if i buy a cd player for a car and i like it i always move it to the next car i buy and so on why cant i do this with the windows xp cd disk i bought, i do not buy a new cd player every time i buy a car....anyway i have win xp on my puter downstairs but when i install it on my upstairs pc it says too many activations......talk about got you by the b...

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 16:36 01 Jan 2009

You don't own the operating system
only a license to use it on one PC.

  oldbeefer2 16:43 01 Jan 2009

This is a helproom - your problem is?

The engine in your car makes it work, but you don't move it to another car, do you!

  birdface 20:05 01 Jan 2009

I may have this wrong but I think if you have the original disc with the Keycode on it.I believe you can use it on another new computer providing you scrap the old one.

  crystalineentity 20:14 01 Jan 2009

own the disk at the price it is, my problem apart from being bullied by microsoft is the windows disk i am activating has only been reinstalled once and my perious disk that i had which was xp i nhad installed 5 times ....

  lotvic 20:37 01 Jan 2009

you are not being 'bullied by microsoft'

just telephone microsoft to activate if the online activation fails
(just like everyone else has to)

  crystalineentity 22:27 01 Jan 2009

but i couldnt understand the accent as the call went to hyderabad...will try again tomorrow to see if i can get someone closer to home....cheers paz

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